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New device to allow for pain-free blood tests

The size of a pingpong ball, it can extract a small blood sample when held against the skin for two minutes, without causing pain

Unhappy marriage? Your blood pressure may show it

Study says stress and negative marital quality can influence mortality and blood pressure

Picasso valued at $140 mn heading to NYC auction

"Women of Algiers (Version O)" will hit the auction block on May 11

I feel very safe on censorship issues in India: Jeffrey Archer

Best-selling author of over 35 books was in India to launch his book, Mightier Than The Sword

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Hindu divided family

The Bharat Ratna conferred on Madan Mohan Malaviya has exposed the frictions within his family

Letting go in a Japanese hot spring

Few pleasures match up to soaking in the natural hot springs of Japan

Margarita With A Straw: Beyond labels

A lovely film that is not weighed down by the tricky issues it explores

The dramatic evacuation of Indians from Yemen

The second-largest evacuation mission mounted by the government helped more than 5,000 Indians leave war-torn Yemen. The author goes behind the ...

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Home delivery for the calorie-conscious

A host of startups across cities caters to those looking for healthier alternatives to eating out every day and do not have the time to cook. ...

Anamika Khanna wraps up LFW summer-resort 2015 with 'Sculpt'

Kareena Kapoor walked the ramp in one of Khanna's bespoke creations from her collectio

Bottled appetite

A meal in a jar is not only a culinary fad, but also a practical way of ensuring the right portion to eat

Fun through the night

Raids and crackdowns pared down the party scene in Mumbai some years ago, but this could soon change with Aditya Thackeray's plans for the city

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6 books to watch out for this summer

A preview of some upcoming books to pack for the summer vacations

A megacity and its masses

The author seeks to make intelligible connections among all moving parts of a megacity, with the help of characters - some unique and some like ...

Money: mind, body and soul

The author, a former vice-president at JPMorgan in New York, writes in the introduction to Coined that his interest in money was sparked by the ...

That meddlesome Punjabi army

Entire library shelves already groan under the weight of civil-military relations textbooks that try to explain a fascinating paradox: the ...

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Geetanjali Krishna

Revisiting stories to revive Dalit history
Geetanjali Krishna

Dalit History Month hopes to refocus the world's attention on the experiences of the community

Malavika Sangghvi

Rahul's Eat, Pray, Love moment
Malavika Sangghvi

One man's vacation is another man's enigma

Bhupesh Bhandari

Till kingdom come
Bhupesh Bhandari

This year marks the 200th death anniversary of a remarkable but little known man: Harsh Dev Joshi, kingmaker, administrator, statesman, army ...

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Chess (#1144)

Last week saw two huge controversies. In the US championships, second-seed and world number 8, Wesley So, was forfeited for an unusual violation

Chess (#1143)

Mariya Muzychuk is the new women's world champion. She will have a title defence against Hou Yifan at the end of 2015. China has already ...

Smashing their way to the top

India has never had so many highly-ranked shuttlers. The author looks at the men and women who are making history

Are you fit enough to exercise with Dhoni?

M S Dhoni is promoting a new fitness regime, though he has very little to do with its execution

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Nissan Patrol: Sheer strength

The Nissan Patrol is possibly the toughest SUV in the world, says the author, after safely negotiating steep inclines from behind its steering ...

The Mini Cooper S: bigger and just as good

There are very few things that will test the nerves of the furiously aggressive Mini Cooper S, after we push it to its limit on winding hill ...

Mercedes-Benz C-Class versus BMW 3-Series: a driver's dilemma

What do you want most from a car - moveable luxury or a soul-satisfying driving experience?

The new Volkswagen Jetta is dejà vu at first sight

The newly revamped Volkswagen Jetta feels superior to the Skoda Octavia, while comparing favourably with the Audi A3. Now if only its design had ...

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Arne Sorenson

Lunch with BS: Arne Sorenson

Sorenson, president & CEO, Marriott International, explains why his partners are willing to shell out 3% of sales and 8-10% of profits

Rajiv Pratap Rudy

Lunch with BS: Rajiv Pratap Rudy

A trained commercial pilot and a qualified lawyer, Rudy tells Surabhi Agarwal and Rahul Jacob what it would take to bridge the skill gap in

Lunch with BS: Rajeev Sethi

Our skilled communities are India's most important cultural and creative resource, and unless we empower them, the government's 'Make in India' ...

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The sound of India

Two men have set up an archive of Indian music and theatre as well as recorded speeches of historical figures

The dilemma of ethics

In the Ramayana, after the battle has been won and Ravana vanquished, the epic instead of winding down to a happy ending throws up a dilemma. ...

History in miniatures

200 objects including Shah Jahan's recipe book, a rare photograph of Bahadur Shah Zafar and the earliest Indian Atlas have been brought to Delhi ...